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Manchester’s Good Habits tour New Zealand with their Nu-Folk Musical Storytelling in 2020.
In January 2020 the indie-folk duo release ‘Child’ – an immersive electro-acoustic blend between instrumental folk and sound design.
Following its release, the duo will be touring New Zealand from January 6th- March 28th 2020. Tour schedule available via their Website
Listen to past indie-folk cover ‘All Mine’ – HERE
Good Habits are an eclectic indie-folk band from Manchester, UK creating immersive, multimedia gigs and projects.
The band make their recent venture as a duo, formed of singer-cellist and songwriter Bonnie Schwarz & international Klezmer accordionist, Pete Shaw.
About Good Habits:
Good Habits are an eclectic indie-folk band creating immersive, multimedia gigs and projects. Fronted by female string instrumentalists, they aim to produce innovative originals and covers, demonstrating the upbeat and diverse capabilities of their instruments whilst blending it into an energised, yet warm sound world of Nu-folk and acoustic, poetic songwriting.
Sitting comfortably on the boundary between folk and pop, Good Habits take inspiration from The Moulettes’ raw, string energy and combine it with the pop-folk intimacy of First Aid Kit. As the main songwriter, Bonnie Schwarz’ vocal style parallels that of Kate Bush and Feist, living within the sound world instrumentation of cello and accordion.
The biographical piece is about Bonnie’s mother – Zoe, exploring time, distance and motherhood through the musical storytelling of her life journey.
The set of songs follow together creating a fuller storytelling experience, blending the use of sampled and pre-recorded interview speech and featuring and repurposing Zoe’s music.
The electro-acoustic blend of live performance with pre-mixed material, focuses on the intimacy of music and how it can tell stories, whilst creating a fuller sound beyond the instruments.
More about the duo:
As an award winning composer and sound designer, Bonnie has worked with Manchester and London’s most established theatres, creating new and innovative sonic experiences.
Pete is an experienced performer who bases his style around many different folk influences; from Irish to Klezmer, Pete has performed around Europe and the United States of America. After recently receiving the Yiddish New York Performance Scholarship, he has been training with the world renowned Klezmer musician: Sir Frank London.